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Librarians: Hold a 'Biblioburro' Screening and You Might Receive a Biblioburro Book

The first 3 librarians that sign up to host a community screening will receive a copy of Waiting for Biblioburro for their branch!

'Waiting for the Biblioburro' Book Cover

By Monica Brown; Illustrated by John Parra. Waiting for the Biblioburro. RH Childrens Books, 2011.

All you have to do is sign up with the American Documentary | POV Community Network and indicate that you would like to borrow a DVD and hold a free screening of Biblioburro: The Donkey Library at your branch.

About this Book

Ana loves stories. She often makes them up to help her little brother fall asleep. But in her small village there are only a few books and she has read them all. One morning, Ana wakes up to the clip-clop of hooves, and there before her, is the most wonderful sight: a traveling library resting on the backs of two burros — all the books a little girl could dream of, with enough stories to encourage her to create one of her own.

Inspired by the heroic efforts of real-life librarian Luis Soriano, award-winning picture book creators Monica Brown and John Parra introduce readers to the mobile library that journeys over mountains and through valleys to bring literacy and culture to rural Colombia, and to the children who wait for the BiblioBurro.

A portion of the proceeds from sales of this book support Luis Soriano’s BiblioBurro program.

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I thought this would be a magnificent story to tell, for what it says about human goodness and inventiveness and for what it reveals about the dignity of the Colombian people, especially the poorest among them.”

— Carlos Rendón Zipagauta, Filmmaker

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